I am 55. I was born in 1951. I grew up with the Latin Mass. My mother and sister wore hats in church. I sang in Latin in the boy’s choir on weekends when I was not serving as an altar boy. My conscience was formed before Vatican II.
The world changed when I was in high school. I quit attending Mass in the early 70s because I believed HMC had gone protestant. I found a reverent NO parish and have been a member since the early 80s.
I love my parish. It is a cathedral parish and I have sung in its choir for 18 years. I’m not the only one here whose memories go back before Vatican II.
We are the forgotten remnant. It needs to be pointed out that we actually lived as Catholics before Vatican II. Yes, there are still people of our parent’s generation who are still alive and they are more than free to correct me. But, remember, I grew up as a child before Vatican II.
I hear Gregorian chant and my soul goes into prayer. I don’t know how to explain this phenomena to you. I simply don’t feel anywhere near the same with even a revernt NO Mass much less a life teen Mass.
I’d like to talk to my fellow boomers. I want to talk to those of you who, like me, grew up with the Latin Mass. Please, let’s just limit this in the beginning to those of us who grew up with the Latin Mass.